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Defining and projecting EU energy policy

Kuzemko, C. and Hadfield, A. (2016) Defining and projecting EU energy policy In: EU Leadership in Energy and Enviornmental Governance? Global and Local Challenges and Responses. International Political Economy Series . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 21-50. ISBN 9781137502766

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Abstract

What is EU energy policy — and how successful is the EU in projecting it? Of course, posing questions about the nature of EU energy policy presumes that the EU has a collective energy policy. This has been a slowly emerging and contested area of EU competence — certainly in comparison with other sectors. The question of what EU energy policy is can be answered by pointing to the three ‘pillars’ that have historically constituted the objectives of EU energy policy: climate-change mitigation, energy supply security and establishing competitive, integrated markets (EC 2013a). EU energy policy might in this way be explained as the application of various strategies and instruments, and the establishment of institutions, in pursuit of these three objectives.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Politics
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Kuzemko, C.
Hadfield, A.a.hadfield@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 25 February 2016
DOI : 10.1057/9781137502766_2
Uncontrolled Keywords : EU Energy Policy; Energy security; Energy governance
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 19 Feb 2019 15:09
Last Modified : 19 Feb 2019 15:09
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/850479

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